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A Large Laryngeal Mucocele Causing Progressive upper Airway Obstruction and Cervical Swelling.

TitleA Large Laryngeal Mucocele Causing Progressive upper Airway Obstruction and Cervical Swelling.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAidonis, I., Lazaridis N., Piagkou M., Anastasopoulos N., & Natsis K.
JournalActa Medica (Hradec Kralove)
Date Published2017
KeywordsAirway Obstruction, Dissection, Humans, Laryngeal Neoplasms, Laryngoscopy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Mucocele, Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Treatment Outcome

Laryngocele (LC) is an uncommon clinical entity, occasionally associated with fatal complications. If its neck becomes obstructed, mucous accumulates and then a laryngeal mucocele (LMC) is formed. Reports of LMCs are rare in the literature. A fluid-filled combined LMC in a 48 year-old Greek construction worker with presenting symptoms of cervical swelling and dysphonia is described. The male patient was surgically treated via an external approach. A LC rarely becomes symptomatic and infection unusually occurs. Magnetic resonance imaging depicts in detail the size, extension and structure of the neck mass and remains the diagnostic gold standard, providing superior soft-tissue discrimination, in cases of a concurrent laryngeal tumor. Histopathological examination confirms diagnosis, since there is always a high index of suspicion for malignancy. Established guidelines regarding surgical treatment of a LC do not exist. Although during the last two decades micro laryngoscopy with CO2 laser has gained popularity for the treatment of an internal LC, the external approach still remains the method of choice in cases of a combined LMC.

Alternate JournalActa Medica (Hradec Kralove)
PubMed ID29716682


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